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How does yoga contribute to the holistic approach in cancer management?

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How does yoga contribute to the holistic approach in cancer management?

QuestionsCategory: cancerHow does yoga contribute to the holistic approach in cancer management?
Baarathi asked 8 months ago
  • Yoga is an oldest form of exercise for mind and body started over 5,000 years ago in India. It is a philosophy of the whole body that improves flexibility, breathing and strength by a sequence of  postures and movements. 
  • People with cancer get help from yoga by giving hope with calmness of mind. Some patients may feel of reduced symptoms like pain, depression, tiredness and sleep problems
  • Different types of yoga are present including Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga  yoga. Yoga mainly involves instimulating the nervous system, increasing the flexibility of muscles and joints and relaxing the mind and body.
  • Yoga works with the breathing exercises (pranayama) with various  postures (asana) by a meditation to gives us a deep relaxation to the body that enhances quality of life
  • Yoga offers a holistic approach to the patients and survivors for the healing of bodies and minds. Yoga not only helps with the physical effects but also the mental effects of cancer. 
  • To avail this proper care of yoga, persons need an experienced yoga therapist so that healing of cancer effects can be done in a better way.
  • Yoga therapy stimulates the lymphatic system of the body. It comprises vessels and organs which carry the fluid, lymph. Lymph helps in fighting various infections and diseases in the body
  • The lymphatic system is fundamental in the immune system of the body. Stimulation from yoga therapy improves the lymphatic circulation so that it can improve the defense system and eliminate various toxins and waste products from the body.
 Yoga therapy improves the wellness and health of the body by reducing the cancer patient's anxiety, fatigue and depression.   

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